Interview with Oo Nwoye, Co-Founder – One Page
CP-Africa.com: Can you tell us more about One Page?
OoNwoye: OnePage allows you to organise and share your contact details efficiently. You can view it as your digital business card. A use case would be when you meet someone at an event, instead of handing out a paper business card which will require the person to manually enter your details on a CRM like Outlook, you send the person your OnePage from your mobile phone. Your onepage can also be embedded on your website.
CP-Africa.com: What inspired you to start One Page?
OoNwoye: It is a long story. OnePage evolved from Joel’s idea to aggregate the streams from his varying contact points on the web e.g. Facebook, Twitter etc. But as time went on, we pivoted and decided it will be more useful to provide just a link to those points. The former method excluded those that had few social locations. Now, with just an email address, you will find OnePage useful
CP-Africa.com: Don’t you think some people might not be comfortable showing all their social media information to the public? OoNwoye: I believe if you want something private, you should not put it on the internet. That said, most of the things people put on their OnePage are already public, what we simply do is help organise it.
CP-Africa.com: Who are your main competitors?
OoNwoye: The main competitor I will say is human nature that is reluctant to changing habit. What we are trying to do is change the way people are used to changing their contact details with business cards. In addition to that, we have indirect competition like LinkedIn, Facebook and more direct competition like .tel and Cardly
CP-Africa.com: How can Africans everywhere support you in making this product viral?
OoNwoye: I would love OnePage to be mainstream so I would implore all people to adopt it. They should just go online, create their OnePage and spread it by using it as their email signature.
CP-Africa.com: If/when OnePage goes mainstream do you anticipate that it will usher in the demise of physical business cards or do you anticipate that it will serve instead as a compliment?
OoNwoye: I believe business cards will be here for a while but I hope that it acts as the number one compliment of business cards.
CP-Africa.com: What is your favorite African startup?
OoNwoye: At this moment, I cannot think of any African startup. This is the reason I wrote the blog post about black founders. I believe in the near future we will start having world renowned startups with African founders.
CP-Africa.com: Is OnePage your sole venture currently, or are you a “serial entrepreneur?”
OoNwoye: I have numerous ideas but commercially, I am involved in one other project asides OnePage. It is aimed to change the way we consume Nigerian entertainment.
CP-Africa.com: Final words for our readers and all those excited about One Page?
OoNwoye: Let me try to be modest here, we are Twitter in 2006. We are working on what is quite early but you will be glad you joined the bandwagon early. We really need you to be successful. So I will ask you visit myonepage.com, create an account and give us feedback so we can get better. Thank you for all the support. Thanks OoNwoye! CP-Africa would like to support OoNwoye and his partner in making this application go viral so please go make your OnePage today at MyOnePage.com! Don’t forget to tell everyone you know..
OoNwoye’s Bio: I am Osita Orji Nwoye (now people can know where Oo came from). Co founder of OnePage. I am a Benin boy from Anambra state Nigeria. My character was formed in Kings College Lagos. I attended University of Benin for my Undergraduate study in Electrical Engineering and my Postgraduate study was in e business Management in Warwick University. I am son to Greg and May Nwoye, brother to Neka Atanu lover of the Internet and Manchester United. My life ambition is to inspire a new cadre of Nigerian Internet Entrepreneurs through education and mentorship. His OnePage
For more updates on OnePage, follow OoNwoye and his partner on Twitter here
CP-AFRICA UPDATE: OONWOYE HAS SINCE LEFT ONEPAGE. READ HIS UPDATE HERE: LEAVING ONE PAGE BY OONWOYE